Austin Wardrip is a Ph.D. student in the Interdisciplinary Materials and Manufacturing Technology program, who rejoined the Gorodetsky Group in September 2021.
He received his A.A.O.T. in General Studies from Portland Community College (Portland, OR, USA) in 2011. He next received his B.S. in Chemistry from Stanford University (Stanford, CA, USA) in 2014. He then received his M.S. in Chemistry from the University of California, Irvine (Irvine, CA, USA) in 2017. Previously in the Gorodetsky group, he worked on the electronic characterization of perylene-based oligonucleotide-inspired molecular wires. Austin is interested in much of materials engineering and physical chemistry but has a particular fascination with electrochemistry.
In the Gorodetsky Group, Austin’s current research is focused on bioinspired materials for novel electronic and color-changing devices. His future potential areas of work include applying advanced fabrication and characterization techniques to polymeric devices with an end goal to develop them for commercial applications.